LYRIC’s programs are open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQQ) youth and allies (24 and younger). If you are a youth and would like to become involved in any of our programs, the first step is to schedule a New Participant Orientation. Call (415.703.6150 x0) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) LYRIC to schedule an orientation. Orientations are typically held Monday-Friday, 2:00-3:30pm.
Community Building Program
Each week, LYRIC hosts 3 community building groups that celebrate different members of our community–Transmagic (celebrating trans/gender-variant youth, Tuesdays, 4-6pm), Honey (celebrating LBTQQ young women, Wednesdays, 4-6pm), and M.E.E.T. (celebrating GBTQQ young men, Fridays, 4-6pm). All groups are open to all youth. Meet new people, have fun, and share experiences with other queer youth and allies! Want to attend? See “Get Involved!” to schedule a New Participant Orientation.
Youth Advocacy Program
LYRIC’s Youth Advocates are available by appointment to help with your needs. All services are FREE. Youth Advocates can help you with legal name and gender change documentation, housing applications, job search assistance, budgeting, school enrollment, counseling referrals, connection to HIV/STI testing and treatment, and much more! Need support? See “Get Involved!” to schedule a New Participant Orientation.
Youth Workforce Development Program
Looking for a job? LYRIC’s Youth Workforce Development Program offers paid opportunities for work placement (youth ages 14-17) as well as one-on-one support to youth job seekers (24 and younger). Our program provides a blend of foundational employment skills, leadership development opportunities, and social justice education. Want a job? See “Get Involved!” to schedule a New Participant Orientation.
LYRIC’s school-based initiative transforms school communities into spaces in which families, teachers, and students celebrate LGBTQQ youth for who they are and encourage them to be who they want to be. The program includes an in-school course for students, professional development for teachers and staff, and special activities for parents. If you want more information on LYRIC’s School-based Initiative, contact Initiative Director, Anayvette Martinez at email@example.com or 415.703.6150 x13.